Fitness

Yoga - Unwind Your Spine


Start your day with this nurturing, gentle class exploring very slow and repetitive movements allowing for you to discover more efficient, improved physical functioning and a greater sense of well being. Bring a blanket or a yoga mat and come “unwind”. 
  • Instructor: Deborah Birrane
  • $75
Day 
Date  
Time
Location 
Monday & Wednesday Jan. 23 - Mar. 20 9:30 am - 10:30 am Activity Center
Monday & Wednesday Mar. 27 - May 17 9:30 am - 10:30 am  Activity Center

Enhance Fitness


Improve physical conditioning levels and decrease the risk of falling with stretching, low-impact aerobics, strength training and balance exercises. Gym-type shoes are required (no sandals) and a water bottle is recommended. Co-sponsors: Group Health & Senior Services. 
  • Instructor: Yu San Gartz
  • Adults
Day 
Date 
Time 
Price 
Location 
Tuesday / Thursday / Friday 
 
  Field House 
  Jan. 3-31 8-9am or 9:30-10:30am**  $39  
  Feb. 2-28 8-9am or 9:30-10:30am**
$36  
  Mar. 2-31 8-9am or 9:30-10:30am**
$42
  Apr. 4-28 8-9am or 9:30-10:30am**
$36  

Kokondo Martial Arts


Learn basic karate including blocks, kicks and strikes. Emphasis placed on effective street self-defense; you will learn to defend yourself against punches, grabs, chokes, bear hugs and more.
  • Instructor: Gerry Flock
  • $30R/$35NR
  • Age 12+
Day 
Date 
Time 
Location 
Wed./Fri. Jan. 4-27 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Field House
Wed./Fri. Feb. 1-24 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Field House
Wed./Fri. Mar. 1-31 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Field House
Wed./Fri.  Apr. 5-28 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Field House

Tai Chi


This class will introduce the basic movements of Tai Chi with focus on the fundamentals of the practice and emphasis on relaxation. By the end of the 6 weeks, students will have learned a beginning Tai Chi pattern from the Standard 24 form. This course is geared toward students who are new to Tai Chi, but all students, regardless of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable, loose clothing.  
  • Instructor: John Lindsay
  • Adults
  • $60
Day 
Date 
Time 
Location 
Mon/Wed
Jan. 23 - Feb. 27
11:00 - 12:00 pm
Beach Park Dining Hall
Mon/Wed Mar. 6 - Apr. 5 11:00 - 12:00 pm Beach Park Dining Hall

Sunday Walks!


Gary McNeil with Des Moines Legacy Foundation is hosting local walks the 3rd Sunday of the month at 11am and interested individuals should meet at the base of the fishing pier at the Des Moines Marina unless otherwise noted.
Sunday, February 19
Sunday, March 19